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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462
DEM SEEKING PROPOSALS TO FARM PARCELS OF STATE-OWNED LANDPROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) to engage the services of qualified entities to farm certain parcels of state land.
The Department manages numerous parcels of land that were acquired for the benefit of open space preservation, public recreation and wildlife resource protection. DEM is soliciting proposals to raise and harvest agricultural products on some parcels in an effort to preserve their agricultural and wildlife benefits.
The parcels are as follows:
The RFP, along with a Proposal Offer Form and sample lease agreement, is available on DEM's website under Timely Topics at www.dem.ri.gov.
Proposals will be received by the State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Division of Purchases, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 until 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at which time they will be opened and publicly acknowledged. Proposals should clearly reference the LP#161.
Questions concerning this solicitation should be directed to Ms. Terri Bisson no later than Friday, January 4, 2013 at (401) 222-2776, ext. 4402 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The State of Rhode Island reserves the right to waive any informality and to reject any or all proposals. Proposal surety is not required.
Proposals will be evaluated by DEM Lease Management Committee staff, subject to review and approval of the Director of DEM. Evaluation criteria is based on price, farming experience and prior experience with the specific parcel. The Department will forward the recommended proposals and lease agreements to the State Properties Committee for approval once the RFP responses have been evaluated.
For more information, contact Terri Bisson at (401) 222-2776, ext. 4402 or email at email@example.com.